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Thyroid Treatment For Ocd
What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?
Have you used: Exposure Therapy w/Ritual prevention? It is modern and effective. You need someone well trained in this. Peace and good health. Your state psychological association or your doc can help w/referral. ...Read more
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. This type of therapy needs to be conducted by a trained psychotherapist. Often medication is used in conjunction with cbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any treatment for ocd?After searching i realized that I have OCD problem. I think a lot which make mw feel sad moody unhappy all the time.
OCD is treatable.: Please start with a comprehensive psychological evaluation by a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist to confirm diagnosis. Ocd is definitely treatable. Cognitive behavioral therapy can work well. Psychotropic medications may be indicated. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCD help: Lexapro is one of many SSRI (serotonin-boosting) meds commonly used to treat OCD. It may be effective for some. There is no one 'best' med to treat OCD. Some variables that may influence response to Lexapro and similar meds are: life stresses, other medications taken, co-existing depression. Good overview of OCD: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml#part_145350 I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does OCD return once treated with medication and therapy, or does it returns or requires repeated treatment, is it curable or a recurrent problem ?
What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?
ERP works if you do: Exposure and response prevention (erp) for ocd works. It only works, however, if you work and stay committed to it. A therapist who is a good fit will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, and will support you through setbacks and encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. ...Read more
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